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Am i suffering from depression and should I see a psychiatrist or psychologist?

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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Severity

Get a psychiatric evaluation to determine severity of symptoms of depression.
Medications may be warranted. Also find a reputable psychotherapist to help you figure out what depression means to you, and how to better deal with it. Optimally medication and therapy together works best.

In brief: Severity

Get a psychiatric evaluation to determine severity of symptoms of depression.
Medications may be warranted. Also find a reputable psychotherapist to help you figure out what depression means to you, and how to better deal with it. Optimally medication and therapy together works best.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Either/and/ or

Either a clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist can do a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation.
A psychologist may refer you to a psychiatrist if psychiatric meds are indicated. Some psychiatrists provide talking therapy (i do) but the psychiatrist might also refer you to a psychologist for this purpose. Many people see both a psychiatrist and a psychologist.

In brief: Either/and/ or

Either a clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist can do a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation.
A psychologist may refer you to a psychiatrist if psychiatric meds are indicated. Some psychiatrists provide talking therapy (i do) but the psychiatrist might also refer you to a psychologist for this purpose. Many people see both a psychiatrist and a psychologist.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Bruce Lochner
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Both

The best treatment for moderate to severe depression is a combination of talk therapy (psychologist) and medication (psychiatrist).
For mild depression where little social or occupational impairment is present, talk therapy is fine, especially coupled with physical exercise.

In brief: Both

The best treatment for moderate to severe depression is a combination of talk therapy (psychologist) and medication (psychiatrist).
For mild depression where little social or occupational impairment is present, talk therapy is fine, especially coupled with physical exercise.
Dr. Bruce Lochner
Dr. Bruce Lochner
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